ASTON, Pa. – The Wesley College softball team took on the Penn St.-Brandywine Lions on the road on Tuesday. Wesley dropped the first game by a final score of 13-12 before game two ended in a 2-2 tie due to darkness after four innings.
The bats came alive for both teams in game one. Wesley got out to an early lead, putting up five runs in the first two innings of the game. In the first inning and with two runners on, Dori Loukopoulos would crack the ball into left field for the first home run of her collegiate career.
After trading runs in the middle innings, Karina Cardona would hit her first collegiate home run and Wesley's second three-run home run of the game with a blast to left-center field. Wesley added two more runs in the sixth to stretch the lead to 12-5.
The last two innings belonged to the Lions as they strung together eight runs over two innings of work to come back and steal the game from the Wolverines.
Loukopoulos, Bianca Newsom and Amanda Curry each tallied three hits in the loss. Loukopoulos scored three times and drove in three runs on her home run in the first inning. Cardona and Megan DiRubbio recorded two hits apiece in the loss.
On the mound, Loukopoulos sat down six Lions through 5.2 innings of work.
Game two would only go four innings before being called due to darkness and ended in a tie at 2-2.
Brandi Dalious cracked her team-leading fifth home run of the season with a two-run blast in the first inning.
The Lions would tie it up in the bottom of the first and both teams would remain scoreless for the final three innings of the game.
The Wolverines (10-6-1) open Capital Athletic Conference play this Saturday, March 31 as they head down to Newport News, Va. and take on the eighth-ranked Christopher Newport Captains. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 2 p.m.